CELEBRATIONS: Don't miss out on the Queensland Seniors Week 2019 entertainment.
CELEBRATIONS: Don't miss out on the Queensland Seniors Week 2019 entertainment. vgajic

QLD Seniors Week: Sunshine Coast events

SENIORS Week provides the opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities, connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. Take a look at our Calendar of Events across your region from August 17-25.

PRE-SENIORS WEEK SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Suncare Over 50s Team - RMH SC 2km Family Dash, part of the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival

10am-12pm

Suncare are organising a team to join the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival, for a 2km walk along Alexandra Headlands. Although now prior to Seniors Week but building on the success and feedback received from our two previous year's events, we are offering another chance to join the fun! With support from the Sunshine Coast Council's grant program, Alex Surf Club and the Healthy Ageing Partnership (HAP) we are excited to offer a much-reduced entry fee to our team. Participants need to be over the age of 50 as is the requirement for aged care funding. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Alex Surf Club. 167 Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headlands. Cost: Normal entry is between $20-30, but for our Suncare Seniors Over-50s Team, the entry fee will be just $12.50. Contact: Bookings required by Friday, July 26 on 0468 560563.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Ballet for Seniors

10am-1.45pm

Introduction to ballet for active older adults. Focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility with exercises and repertoire from Queensland current works. No previous ballet experience necessary. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing, additional warm layer, soft gym shoes or socks. Bring water and a small towel. Venue: The Space, YMCA North Lakes. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by Friday, August 9, phone 3205 0555.

Ballet for Seniors

1.30-4.15pm

Introduction to ballet for active older adults. Focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility with exercises and repertoire from Queensland current works. No previous ballet experience necessary. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing, additional warm layer, soft gym shoes or socks. Bring water and a small towel. Venue: The Space, YMCA North Lakes. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by Friday, August 9, phone 3205 0555.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

5th Annual Duckpond Dash

8.30-11.30am

Gympie Regional Council, in partnership with Gympie Men's Shed, U3A Gymnpie and Older Women's Network Gympie, present this community event to celebrate Seniors Week. Take on friends and family in this all abilities novelty walk for seniors. Register for the Baby-Boomer Bolt, the Intergenerational Relay and more. A prize will also be awarded to the Best Dressed Duck so please feel free to dress-up in duck theme! Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gympie Regional Council, Lake Alford, 215 Bruce Hwy Gympie. Cost: Gold coin donation - includes Devonshire Tea and entertainment. Contact: Bookings required, go to 2019duckponddash. eventbrite.com.au.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

It's in the DNA - Seniors Week event

10-11.30am

Where do you come from? Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history. Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon. Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development. Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Coolum Library, 6 Park Street, Coolum. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required. Phone 5475 8989.

It's in the DNA - Seniors Week event

1.30-3pm

Where do you come from? Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Maleny Library, 5 Coral St, Maleny. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5475 8989.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

As I Age chalkboard

Library hours

Come along to the foyer of your local Library and add your own message and thoughts to the chalkboard. "As I Age......". Venue: Beerwah Library and Coolum Library. Cost: Free.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

DNA Sessions

10.30am-12pm

Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests; Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development; Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Venue: Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Ave, Cotton Tree. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Casablanca at the movies

10am

Join Sunshine Coast Libraries to celebrate Seniors Week at the movies. Enjoy a morning screening of the all-time classic film Casablanca starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Venue: Bigscreen Cinemas Caloundra, 11 Bulcock Street. Cost: $5 per person complimentary choc top (you had me at complimentary). Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Come and try Indonesian

10.30am-12pm

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. We all know that keeping our brains alert and our bodies active is a major contribution to healthy aging. But learning doesn't have to be serious and solitary - it can be shared with others and be playful and fun. Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free, Contact: Bookings essential as places for some classes are strictly limited. Phone 5485 2427 to book in.

Meet our Writers Group

10.30-11.30am

Make a start on that novel you've been thinking about. Meet our Writers and have enjoy a morning tea. Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential as places for some classes are strictly limited. Phone 5485 2427 to book in.

Bloom Free Hearing Health Checks

9am-noon

Bloom hearing specialists Mountain Creek are holding free hearing health checks during Seniors Week. We encourage you to join us at the Ambrosio Espresso Bar and take part in our free hearing health check event. We will be providing hearing screenings and discussing all things hearing health! Our fabulous team will be able to answer any questions your may have and showcase some great new hearing technology available in our clinics. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Shop 2A/158/170 Karawatha Dr, Mountain Creek. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5444 5599.

Senior Essentials

10-11.30am

Gain an understanding into maintaining your independence and lifestyle in later years. This session will cover your home, finances and care needs. Learn the critical financial and legal implications important to your decision making and feel confident and in control of your options. Learn ways to access home care services and government funded support programs. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, Cooroy. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, go to libraries.noosa.qld. gov.au/events or phone 5329 6555.

Annual Seniors Concert and Morning Tea

10-11.30am

Doors open from 10am for musical entertainment with the official program commencing at 10.30-11.30am. The event will include delicious morning tea, further entertainment and the announcement of the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards. Gold coin donation entry with all proceeds going to the Gympie Community Bus. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: The Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor St, Gympie. Cost: Gold coin donation. Contact: Bookings required by August 13. Go to eventbrite.com.au.

Southern Cross Soloists Concert 'Rhapsody'

11am-1pm

Join Australia's leading chamber ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, for a thrilling concert of brilliance, flair and sumptuous music making. 60 minute performance; Q&A session; Meet and greet with the musicians; Complimentary lunch and light refreshments. Wheelchair and hearing loop accessible. Venue: Churches of Christ Care, Little Mountain Campus, 211 Parklands Blvd, Little Mountain. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, go to cofc.com.au or phone 3370 1923.

Bloom Free Hearing Health Checks

11.30am-4pm

Bloom Hearing specialists Gympie are holding free hearing health checks during Seniors Week. We encourage you to join us at the Gunabul Golf Club, Gympie and take part in our free hearing health check event. We will be providing hearing screenings and discussing all things hearing health! Our fabulous team will be able to answer any questions your may have and showcase some great new hearing technology available in our clinics. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gunabul Golf Club Gympie, 9 Power Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5482 9757.

Qigong for Health and Harmony

1-3pm

Qigong Shibashi is 18 flowing movements that harmonise mind, body and breath with gentle movements. Our session will begin the a warm up, 18 movements followed by meditation. No experience necessary and suitable for all ages. Join Lynette for a free session of Qigong followed by afternoon tea. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane. Cost: Free.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Facebook Basics

9-10.30am

LEARN how to open a Facebook account, navigate settings, find friends and create posts. Disclaimer: Ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow plenty of time for travel, parking and check in. Your registration will be held for 15 minutes, then it may be transferred to another attendee. Venue: Caloundra Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Streaming TV

9-10.30am

LEARN how to access free to air channels online such as 9Now, 7Plus, TenPlay and more. Explore paid online entertainment options including Netflix and Stan, plus free Kanopy and Beamafilm eMovies from Libraries. Disclaimer: Ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow plenty of time for travel, parking and check in. Your registration will be held for 15 minutes, then it may be transferred to another attendee. Venue: Maroochydore Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Pinterest Basics

2-3.30pm

WHETHER you're into DIY projects, food, fashion, craft, home styling or more you'll learn how to discover some great inspiration on Pinterest. Disclaimer: Ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow plenty of time for travel, parking and check in. Your registration will be held for 15 minutes, then it may be transferred to another attendee. Venue: Coolum Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

IAgeWell Over 50 Lifestyle

9.30am-2.30pm

THE expo will have a wide range of exhibits covering travel, health and wellness, recreation and fitness, employment and education, finance and retirement planning, to help you live your best life. There will be a wide range of free informative workshops. Entertainment will include a live band and a wide range of performances showcasing some of the best talent on the Sunshine Coast. Great food and refreshments will be on offer as well as a fashion show with free bubbles and nibbles. An event not to be missed. Come along and be inspired. Celebrate life and all its possibilities. Venue: Venue 114 (formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre), 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina. Cost: Free. Contact: Tanya Dave on 0407 748773 or email tanya@iagewell.com.au.

DNA Sessions

10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests; Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development; Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Venue: Nambour Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

DNA Sessions

1-2.30pm

Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests; Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development; Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Venue: Beerwah Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Fiesta Fours Bowls

8.30am

WE INVITE all Sunshine Coast seniors and visitors to an enjoyable day of friendship, good food, hinterland hospitality and mixed-optional bowls. Cost includes morning tea, three games of 12 ends. Lunch (after second game) and afternoon tea. Cash prizes for overall winning team on wins and margins and runners up on wins and margins, plus mystery prizes. Mixed optional with men as lead or second only. Venue: Woombye Bowls Club, 5-9 Hill Street, Woombye. Cost: $20. Contact: President Jeanette Morrow 0428 755240.

Can Dementia and memory loss be prevented?

9.30am-11am

Lorrae and Vince O'Rourke will be facilitating a conversation about what we can do for ourselves to keep our brains active and alive. Topics include: How can diet help? How does exercising our bodies help our brain? How does 'staying connected' keep us alert? What are 'brain exercises' and how do they work? Lorrae and Vince O'Rourke will be facilitating a conversation about what we can do for ourselves to keep our brains active and alive. What are 'brain exercises' and how do they work? Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential as places for some classes are strictly limited. Phone 5485 2427 to book in.

Making Memory Boxes - for yourself or a loved one

1-2.30pm

Explore the past through meaningful objects that express aspect of a treasured life. The items placed in the boxes can stimulate memory and prompt conversation with loved ones. Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential as places for some classes are strictly limited. Phone 5485 2427 to book in.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

1-2.30pm

Create beautiful handwritten messages for all occasions. Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential, phone 5485 2427.

Bloom Free Hearing Health Checks

9.30am-noon

Bloom Hearing specialists Coolum are holding free hearing health checks during Seniors Week. We encourage you to join us at the Caf Coolum and take part in our free hearing health check event. We will be providing hearing screenings and discussing all things hearing health! Our fabulous team will be able to answer any questions your may have and showcase some great new hearing technology available in our clinics. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: the Caf, 21 Birtwill St, Coolum. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5471 7444.

It's in the DNA - Seniors Week Event

10-11.30am

Where do you come from? Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, Buddina. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5475 8989.

HAP Celebrate Seniors Week

10am-12pm

The Health Ageing Partnership, Sunshine Coast, are proud to announce this year's Seniors Week morning tea will be held at the Maroochydore RSL. Doors open at 9.30am for a 10am start finishing at noon. Stay and play at the RSL as there is free parking at the venue. Entertainment will be provided along with a morning tea, lucky door prizes and other goodies. Wheelchair and hearing loop accessible. Venue: Maroochy RSL, Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Cost: $12.50. Contact: Bookings by August 21 online, go to healthyageing partnership.com.

Laugh Out Loud!

10am-2.30pm

A fun-filled day for all ages. Includes morning tea and a light lunch. Our keynote speaker Pat Armistead is an award winning multi-published author and president of the National Speakers Association NZ 2001 and awarded NZ Speaker of the Year 2002. No stranger to the WINDO platform Carolyn is back to bring tears of laughter to our faces as we take the journey with her and imagine her characters as they are brought to a 'life' through Carolyn's comic storytelling. Carolyn was state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy RAW competition 2018 and performed at the Comedy Lounge at the Anywhere Festival. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Saw and Mill, 5 Opal St, Cooroy. Cost: $22-$27. Contact: Bookings required by August 20, phone 0447 012887.

It's in the DNA

2-3.30pm

Where do you come from? Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests. Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5475 8989.

DNA Sessions

10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests; Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development; Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Venue: Kawana Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

DNA Sessions

2-3.30pm

Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc. as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests; Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development; Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Venue: Caloundra Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

DNA Sessions

10.30am-12pm

Celebrate Seniors Week! Join Ann Swain from Queensland Family History Society Inc as she takes you through the basics of where you come from. Find out how DNA testing can extend your family history; Learn how to decipher the test results and jargon; Discover the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests; Morning or afternoon tea provided by Community Planning and Development; Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Venue: Kenilworth Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Pinterest Basics

2-3.30pm

WHETHER you're into DIY projects, food, fashion, craft, home styling or more you'll learn how to discover some great inspiration on Pinterest. Disclaimer: Ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow plenty of time for travel, parking and check in. Your registration will be held for 15 minutes, then it may be transferred to another attendee. Venue: Beerwah Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 to register.

Pilates for Seniors

9-10am

What is pilates? Is pilates suitable for seniors? How can pilates support us as we age? Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential as places for some classes are strictly limited. Phone 5485 2427 to book.

Playing with Pinterest - a digital pin-board

10.30am-noon

Heard about Pinterest but not sure how to get started? Do you love to keep recipes/images/ ideas/craft ideas that you find on the internet? It's free, it's easy but most of all it's fun! Venue: Lawson Shed, adjacent to the Pomona Community House. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential as places for some classes are strictly limited. Phone 5485 2427 to book in.

Bloom Free Hearing Health Checks

9am-1.30pm

We encourage you to join us at our Bloom Hearing Caboolture clinic and take part in our free hearing health check open day. We will be providing hearing screenings and discussing all things hearing health! Our fabulous team will be able to answer any questions your may have and showcase some great new hearing technology available in our clinics. Venue: Unit 2, 26 George St, Caboolture. Cost: Free. Contact: Feel free to give us a call to discuss your hearing related questions on 5471 7444.

Bloom Free Hearing Health Checks

9am-12pm

We encourage you to join us at the Next Chapter Cafe Shop and take part in our free hearing health check event. We will be providing hearing screenings and discussing all things hearing health! Our fabulous team will be able to answer any questions your may have and showcase some great new hearing technology available in our clinics. Venue: Shop 1, The Atrium, Tewantin. Cost: Free. Contact: Feel free to give us a call to discuss your hearing related questions on 5442 4254.

Open Day - Trinder Park!

noon-2.30pm

Meet the team, enjoy the free barbecue, tour our refurbished villas and co-located aged care service! A wonderful opportunity to ask any questions about residential aged care, retirement living and home care packages. Venue: Trinder Park - Aged Care Facility, 10 Laurel St, Woodridge. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by Friday, August 16, phone 3387 4999.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Book sales

9am-12pm

THE Friends of the Library host book sales to support Sunshine Coast Libraries and their members. As a Friend of the Beerwah Library you will join a group that loves reading, libraries, new technology and being an active part of the local community. The Friends hold regular meetings to support the development of the services and facilities in the Beerwah Library. The Friends also meet regularly to get together for a social outing. Venue: Beerwah Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 5475 8989 for more.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

The Grey Medallion

9am-4pm

Many older Australians care for grandchildren. Many older Australians enjoy water-based activities. We are all prone to accidents at home. But do we know how what to do in an emergency? This is a program to help you to learn the essential lifesaving skills that could one day save your family members, friends or your life. Our free two-day course covers: Water wise skills and water safety. Children and Pools; How to act in emergency situations on land or around the water; CPR, basic First Aid (as well as stroke recognition), use of a Defibrillator, and emergency procedures. You do not need to be fit or able to swim to complete the Grey Medallion, as it aims to teach you how to rescue someone without getting into the water. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: BreakFree Resort Caloundra, 100 Bulcock St, Caloundra. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by Friday, August 23, go to caloundracity.org.au or phone 0402 454644.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

20th Armature Fun Walk for the Over 50's Families & Friends

6.30am-1pm

Join Australian Pensioners & Superannuants League Caloundra in a 4km fun walk and reinforce to the wider community that mobility brings a better lifestyle. Our instructor will get you warmed up for the day with the walk commencing from the Oaks Oasis Resort. Taking place on a wide flat public footpath, enjoy the coastal scenery and comradely of the day. Finishing at the Caloundra Power Boat Club, you'll return in time to enjoy breakfast on the lawn. Seated presentations will follow in the boat club with information packs, fun games, and free lucky draws. Venue: Participants can leave their vehicles at the Power Boat Club car park and take the free shuttle bus to the start. Cost: $10 and kids are free. Contact: Bookings required, phone Frank 5492 7134 or Don 0417 700502.

Showcasing Skills and Education in the Third Age

10am-1pm

U3A Redcliffe will be hosting a concert and expo to showcase the wide variety of activities that it offers. The purpose of this event is to show people aged over 50 the opportunities that exist within the community to continue to learn and remain active. It is also an opportunity to offer your own skills and become a volunteer tutor which is a rewarding experience in itself. The theme of the concert is music from musicals or movies and will be performed by a wide range of our members culminating in the U3A Redcliffe Choir who are a highly professional group of talented people. As well as enjoying the concert you will be able to view the types of classes on offer. We will be providing a light lunch at the end of the concert. Why not come and join us? Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, Redcliffe, 401 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe. Cost: $7. Contact: Bookings required by August 23, phone 3284 2687.

Disclaimer: Dates and times are printed as given to us. No responsibility is taken for accuracy of this information.


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